Last night was a rough night.  I got about 4 hours sleep and had to get up early for church.  I’ve also been suffering with some mysterious back pain for 28 days straight now.  And Meg shared her cold with me so I was not feeling too hot today.  But the drilling must be done!

Because yes folks, The Speech is written.  You know, you can’t help but still tweak it here and there but it is done.  Until I get some more feedback after the first contest anyway.

I am very happy with it and I am excited about sharing it.  I am in two contests this week.  The first is my club contest on Wednesday and the second is my humorous club contest on Friday in the big smoke, Vancouver.  It’s great to be able to get to do it twice as I can see what worked and what didn’t.

About drilling:  Got some excellent advice from Lance (I almost wrote Armstrong, whoops!!!) Miller, 2005 World Champ.  He advised to drill the speech in a variety of voices and also to SAY.  EACH. WORD.  LIKE.  THIS.

That drill turned a 7 minute speech into a 22 minute speech- TOUGH drill but very effective.  The next time I did it, I remembered the whole thing.  World Champions Edge continues to kick ass.

Ok, back to normal tomorrow- what a crazy crazy week I have coming up.  I’m exceedingly proud of myself for being in bed before midnight.  Of course it’s quite difficult to sleep with a computer on your lap, so, good night!

Never a dull moment.